Eilbes, Edward F.
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Edward F. Eilbes, 85 of LeRoy, WI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira.
A visitation for Eddie will be held at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville, on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be a visitation at St. Andrew's Church in LeRoy, Wis., on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in LeRoy, with Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding followed by burial at St. Andrew's Cemetery in LeRoy. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by the Lomira American Legion Post #347.
Edward was born on March 27, 1928, in the Township of LeRoy, Dodge County, to Henry and Magdalena (Feucht) Eilbes. On June 2, 1956, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Tomala at St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy, Wisconsin. He farmed in Tn. LeRoy and worked for Waas Boring and Cable. Later he worked for Knowles Produce and Quad Graphics. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy. He was veteran of the Army and served his country in Korea. He was a member of the Lomira American Legion Post #347. In his spare time, Eddie enjoyed playing Poker and Sheepshead.
Eddie is survived by his children, Jackie (Mark) Kahlhamer of Mayville, Fran (Peggy) Eilbes of Mayville; Warren Eilbes of LeRoy; and Craig (Mary Beth) Eilbes of LeRoy; his sisters and brothers, Jerry (Pat) Eilbes of Brownsville; Colletta Smith of Lake Mills; Sally DeGroot of Appleton; and Valeria Straub of Campbellsport; his grandchildren, Robyn Huizenga, Aaron (Meagen) Kahlhamer, Jonathan Eilbes, Laura (Michael) Watkins, Amanda Eilbes, Melissa Eilbes, and Katelyn Eilbes; his great-grandchildren, Cora, Sadie, Olivia, Bridgette, Brielle, Ryan; and one great-grandchild due in June. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2008; his brothers, Roman, Richard, Robert, Melvin, Ambrose, and Alvin; his sisters, Armella Bruni and Grace Tarr.
Memorials may be directed to St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy.
Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 301 N. Walnut St. in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Apr. 24, 2013